Archive: 05/20/2010

How do you control a bicycle?

( -- "Just like riding a bike" is a cliche for a simple skill you do not forget, but understanding how a human controls a bicycle is in some ways more challenging than understanding how a pilot flies an airplane, ...

May 20, 2010 5 / 5 (3) 7

Evolution of whale size linked to diet

( -- The wide range of body sizes among whales arose early in their evolution and was associated with changes in diet, according to a new study by researchers at UC Davis and UCLA. The study appears in today's ...

May 20, 2010 5 / 5 (1) 0

Hubble Finds Star Eating a Planet

( -- The hottest known planet in the Milky Way galaxy may also be its shortest-lived world. The doomed planet is being eaten by its parent star, according to observations made by a new instrument ...

May 20, 2010 4.9 / 5 (23) 1 | with audio podcast